Louisville diner brandishes handgun after armed BLM protesters surround ...

A Louisville diner brandished a handgun at armed Black Lives Matter protesters surrounding a restaurant during a demonstration for Breonna Taylor. 

The unidentified man is thought to have been eating at upmarket La Chasse on Saturday night when he confronted the group of around 50 people. 

They had been marching ahead of the 147th Kentucky Derby over Taylor's death at the hands of police during a raid at her home last March. 

Footage shows as the diner points his handgun at protesters. A female demonstrator urges the protesters to continue moving down the block. 

The group appears to argue with the man who stands with his gun drawn.  

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A Louisville Metro Police spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the protesters were also armed. Kentucky is an open carry state. 

Alicia Smiley told the outlet a restaurant worker described 'multiple armed protesters entered the restaurant property, which included outdoor dining space'. 

A reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal also confirmed a 'few protesters' were armed, adding: 'It was a very tense few minutes.'

DailyMail.com has contacted Louisville Metro Police for comment.  

There were at least five arrests. Charges include possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, failure to disperse and evading police, TMZ reports. 

The unidentified man is thought to have been eating at upmarket La Chasse on Saturday night when he confronted the group of around 50 people

The unidentified man is thought to have been eating at upmarket La Chasse on Saturday night when he confronted the group of around 50 people

Footage shows as the diner points his handgun at protesters. A female demonstrator urges the protesters to continue moving down the block. The group appears to argue with the man who stands with his gun drawn

Footage shows as the diner points his handgun at protesters. A female demonstrator urges the protesters to continue moving down the block. The group appears to argue with the man who stands with his gun drawn

Police spokesperson Smiley added: 'During the encounter both patrons and protesters brandished firearms. 

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'This incident occurred after the arrests of southbound protesters in the area on the 1500 block of Bardstown Road. 

'The arrests of that group were made after protesters repeatedly blocked the roadway despite officers giving multiple verbal requests for them to utilize the sidewalk.' 

The Justice Department announced

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